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Pro-Russian hackers hit UK MoD leak secrets that includes nuclear submarines and a chemical weapon lab

by LLB political Reporter
3rd Sep 23 2:52 pm

Pro-Russian hackers have hit the British Ministry of Defence (MoD)  and have leaked security secrets which includes the HMNB Clyde nuclear submarine base the GCHQ listening post and a chemical laboratory at the secret Porton Down site.

The GCHQ listening site in Bude, Cornwall plays a “critical part” in the security for the UK, documents have now been leaked.

HMNB Clyde which is the nuclear naval base, Faslane has sales orders which details equipment that was bought for the Trident nuclear submarines.

RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire was hacked and this is where the deadly Reaper drones are based along with the 14th Signal Regiment who conduct electronic warfare.

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A group called LockBit also hacked information of the UK’s military site for our cyber defences, including high security prisons.

The Mirror has claimed that the security secrets were hacked in August in a “major attacks on a West Midlands-base Zuan” which produces “security fences for high-risk sites,” and their work is “very secretive.”

Labour MP Kevan Jones, who sits on the Commons Defence Select Committee, warned, “This is potentially very damaging to the security of some of our most sensitive sites.

The Government needs to explain why this firm’s computer systems were so vulnerable. Any information which gives security arrangements to potential enemies is of huge concern.”

Tory MP Tobias Ellwood, chair of the Defence committee asked, “How does this affect the ability of our defence establishments to continue functioning without threat of attack?

“How do we better defend ourselves from Russian-backed interference no doubt related to our stance in supporting Ukraine?

“Finally, this is another example of how conflict is no longer limited to the traditional battlefield, it now includes the digital domain and is placing ever greater demands on security apparatus.”

The US Department of Justice said, “LockBit ransomware variant first appeared around January 2020. LockBit actors have executed over 1,400 attacks, issuing over $100million in demands and receiving tens of millions in Bitcoin.”

The Government said, “We do not comment on security matters.”

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